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ChMeetings Updates: May 2022

Summer is upon us, and to get ready for the joy it brings, the ChMeetings team has been working on yet another set of features that, we hope, you’ll find useful, especially for the upcoming gatherings in the sunshine. We can’t wait to share the new features with you, so here they are: Event Donations When organizing an event, you can collect donations from participants.  You can now collect donations when organizing events. When setting up an event, you can  add a name...

How to Legally Start A Church in 2022

The state of the church is changing. According to a Barna Group study on how Americans relate to Christianity, there were more non-practicing Christians in 2021 than ever since 2000. Practicing Christians declined from 45% to 25%, while non-practicing Christians grew from 35% to 43%. What does that mean? There are more souls out there who need to feel the power of the community that is the church, which is probably why you’ve thought about starting one. In this piece, we’ll look at...

How to Start a Church in California

California is the second state in the USA after Texas, with the largest number of congregations. There are over 23,558 religious congregations spread across the state. These churches have been at the epicenter of massive Christian revival and growth in churches globally. Most megachurches in the USA were birthed and are located in California. But they all had to start small like you’re about to do. So, what did they have to do to start and register their churches in California? Dive...

How Technology Can Help You Manage Your Church

It’s impossible to ignore technology or how fast it is evolving. And that is the essence of Moore’s law. Gordon Moore, the founder of Intel, stated in 1965 that computing speeds would double every 18 months. Over half a century later, his theory has held mostly. As more computing power hits the market, the world hasn’t been slow to stay on track with the latest tech. How we live and interact is transforming by the day.  But how has the church been coping...

How to Start A Church A Step-By-Step Guide

Getting a calling to start a church is one of the most exciting things any minister of the Gospel can experience. A church is a great conduit to spread the word of God in your community and make an impact locally and beyond. However, the process of getting your church up and running can be daunting. You have to conduct a lot of research to ensure you have all the moving parts ready and your legal documents in order. Failing to...

3 Sermon Series Ideas For 2022

Are you a pastor who’s trying to come up with a sermon series? Are you finding it challenging to come up with fresh sermon series ideas? Don’t feel bad. If you don't know what to preach on next week then don’t worry because today we’ll be giving you easy sermon series ideas that will have your church members excited about what they hear every day. Remember, a good idea doesn’t have to be a new idea. Jesus taught the same principles...

How to Start a Church in Texas

Texas is not just the fastest-growing state in America. Religiously, it is also one with the largest number of churches in the USA, with over 27,848 churches. But does that mean that Texas no longer needs new churches? Not really. Despite having one of the largest congregations in America, there are still tons of communities in Texas that lack a church they can call their own. That’s probably why you’ve considered starting one in this state. You need to do the following to...

Church Tax Exemptions Explained (And How to Know If You’re Exempt)

U.S. churches were officially recognized as tax-exempt in 1894. Before this, they were unofficially tax-exempt. This move has long been attributed to the separation of church and state, which is a constitutional mandate. However, to this day, the concept behind churches being tax-exempt is still confusing and a cause for heated debate among scholars and legal minds.  Their debates are not the gist of this piece. Instead, we’ll dive into what it means for a church to be tax-exempt, what qualifies a...

ChMeetings Named Category Leader and Software Advice Frontrunner for Church Management by Gartner

ChMeetings’ team is proud to announce that our platform has been named Category Leader by GetApp and Frontrunner by Software Advice, for Church Management, in July 2021.  This ranking achievement has only been possible thanks to the involvement of our church users community. We would like to take the opportunity to say “Thank You!” for your trust and for contributing with your reviews. ChMeetings continues to develop the platform to best fulfill the needs of churches and improve their day-to-day activity.. GetApp...

Effective Communication During the COVID-19 Pandemic

5 Ways ChMeetings Will Benefit Your Congregation There’s no question that COVID-19 has wreaked havoc in almost every sector of society over the past few months, also in congregations. For many, it means no more gathering with members or even leaders. But does that mean you can’t continue serving your community? Not at all! All you need to do is harness the power of technology to still create a sense of community between members. With online tools and high-tech features, you can keep...